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Big Companies Push Human Capital Metrics...Study Finds HR Remains on Sidelines

Over 60 major companies commit to following the new World Economic Forum Stakeholder Capital metrics…A study finds that the HR field remains largely unaware of human capital reporting…Prince Charles signs up to support the Sustainable Markets initiative, which now incorporates the people aspects of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) management.  
 
Here’s a report on the latest news about Stakeholder Capitalism, Human Capital Management, and reporting. 
 

Fortune Article: Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics Have Arrived

 
WEF logo “In Stakeholder Capitalism, good metrics will keep corporate leaders honest.” In a recent Fortune article, authors Klaus Schwab of World Economic Forum and Bank of America Chairman Brian Moynihan announce that over 60 leading companies will follow the new Stakeholder Capitalism disclosure metrics published in fall 2020. They write: “Corporations that seek to balance purpose and profit now have facts and figures that can help them do so.”
 
In the article, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna is quoted: “‘Purpose and profit go together, reinforcing each other.’ That is the perspective of ‘stakeholder capitalism.’” 
 
The article adds, “The stakeholder view, of course, is neither new nor radical: Capitalism has been prioritizing great returns alongside societal priorities since its inception. In the ‘golden age of capitalism’ in post-war Europe and America, the most successful companies were those most closely embedded in their communities.”
 
The news out of Davos as reported by Barrons
 
Over 60 companies will report on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics championed by the World Economic Forum and its International Business Council, including a set of 21 universal disclosures focused on people, planet, prosperity, and governance. 
 
The ESG metrics support companies’ obligations to various stakeholders beyond shareholders, says Brian Moynihan, BOA Chair, who is also head of the International Business Council, calls the reporting “stakeholder capitalism in action.” He says common metrics would help “all stakeholders measure the progress we are making.”
 

Senior Leaders, HR Far Apart on Business Priorities…

While senior executives and boards focus more heavily on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) management practices, the topic doesn’t appear to be on the radar screen for the human resources profession, according to a recent report by Gartner. Gartner’s recent report on key human resources trends makes not one mention of the implications of ESG reporting, the Stakeholder Capitalism trend or human capital management reporting and measurement. 
 

When the Business In-Crowd Talks, Boards and CEOs Listen

The new The Sustainable Markets Initiative being promoted by Bank of America, among others, isn't just about the environment anymore. It “reflects an ongoing global shift from Shareholder Capitalism to Stakeholder Capitalism,” says Brian Moynihan CEO of Bank of America in a recent company article.
 
“While profits and shareholder value remain vital, Stakeholder Capitalism places a high value on environmental, social and governance (ESG). Stakeholder Capitalism repositions capitalism to play an essential role in solving climate change, poverty, hunger and other challenges outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Group goals."
 
Explains His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales : “The reality facing all business is that it’s becoming increasingly difficult for nature to sustain us. To move forward, we must continue to show that sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive.”

Master the Principles of Stakeholder Capitalism And Implementation Through Enterprise Engagement

Education, Certifications, and Information to Activate
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A complete learning, certification, and information program and a course syllabus for educators.
 
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Enterprise Engagement Alliance Education: Certified Engagement Practitioner; Advanced Engaged Practitioner, and Certified Engagement Solution Provider learning and certification programs on how to implement Stakeholder Capitalism principles at the tactical level. 
 
International Center for Enterprise Engagement: The only training and certification program for ISO 30414 human capital reporting and ISO 10018 quality people management certification. 
 
The EEA offers a complimentary course syllabus for educators.
 
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